by Shellie Wilson
What you need
3 3/4 mm needles
25grams Various colors of DK Double Knit Yarn, Light Worsted or (8 ply) yarn
Cut a length of wool approx 1 yard (1 mt) long, you will need this to outline the base later
This knitted Jelly Baby Skittle Pattern knit’s up super fast making it perfect for a charity knitting project. They can be given individually or in set’s of 4-6 along with a ball for a fun skittle (bowling) game. You could make these to donate to hospitals or other toy drives.
Body: Cast on 10 sts P 1 Row Knit twice into every st to the end (20sts)
P 1 Row Knit twice into every st to the end (40sts) P 1 Row (Knit 1, knit twice into next st) to the end.
(60sts) Using your length of wool so you have 2 strands together, P1 Row, This forms the base.
Return back to one strand. K2 together to the end. (30sts) K 1 Row Continue in st-st for 11 Rows. Shaping Arms: Knit 6, Knit twice into the next 4 sts, k 10, knit twice into the next 4 sts, K6 (38sts) . St-st 11 Rows. Neck line: K 2 together to the end (19sts) P 1 Row (K 1 , knit twice into the next st) to the end. (28sts) St-st 11 Rows K 2 together to the end (14sts) P2 together to the end (7sts) Break off wool and thread through remaining 7 sts, Draw up and fasten off.
Make up: The seam runs up the back, leave a 2 inch (5cm) gap for turning inside out an filling with toy stuffing. Begining at the base, sew up the seam. A round peice of card can be used to give a more secure base if they are being used as a free-standing doll.
You will need aprox 2 3/4 inch diameter.
Do not use anything that could harm a small child, such as plastic, tin or wood. Stuff the doll firmly with toy stuffing and sew the back closed. Find where your 4 sts are at each side, these are the ends of the arms.
Using a small stitch do a running, stitch around the neck line to draw it in slightly. Fasten off. Make the face using black wool or embroidery thread.
Ball: 3 3/4 mm needles 25grams Various colors of double worsted (8ply) yarn Cast on 5 sts. 1st Row – K1, knit twice into the next 3 sts. K1. (8sts) P 1 Row K1, knit twice into the next 6 sts, K1 (14sts) P 1 Row K1, knit twice into the next 12 sts, K1 (26sts) St-st 7 Rows K1, (knit 2 together) 12 times, K1 (14sts) P 1 Row K1, (knit 2 together) 6 times, K1 (8sts) P 1 Row K1, (knit 2 together) 3 times, K1 (5sts)
Leave a long thread, so you can draw up the remaining sts and sew up the seams, filling the ball as you are going.
Make it as firm as possible. Fasten Off.
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